In order to be a successful model, a forklift has to be strong enough to last in all working environments for numerous hours of use. It should be able to move cargo efficiently and quickly too. The equipment should be ergonomically correct and comfortable for the operator as well.
The Yale powertrain is rugged and reliable. It has to be strong enough to continually provide amazing durability through its computer-managed transmission and engine. It offers state-of-the-art clutch packs combined with really tough shafts and robust gears. The transmission, engine, steer axle and drive are all isolated so as to decrease both noise and vibration inside the compartment of the operator.
GM & Mazda Gas & LP Engines:
GM's gas engines and Mazda's LP engine utilize cast iron blocks to promote long life. These machines offer an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system which requires minimum adjustment or repair. These types of engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats that minimize wear.
Yanmar and Cummins Diesel Engines:
Inside the Cummins and Yanmar diesel engines, a high compression ratio offers excellent torque. Amazing fuel consumption is provided by effective fuel systems.
Standard Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The electronic powershift transmission is standard on most equipment. It features gears that are 15% stronger and shafts that give resistance when driving on rough environment. The durable clutch packs provide 3 times the life of previous packs. Lastly, there is available electronic inching that adjusts automatically in order to lessen maintenance requirements by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission utilizes computer-controlled power reversal to eliminate shock loading, increase durability and extend the life of the tires. What's more, the auto deceleration feature lessens both brake wear and brake pedal usage.
Designed for added durability, the drive axle features its brake drum mounting, full floating axle shaft and the strong ring and pinion gears. This component also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes that are basically maintenance free and entirely sealed against contamination.
In order to protect the steer cylinder for damage and debris, the Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design. This Steer Axle also has a fixed-length tie rods that could add more durability and stability. The tapered roller bearings help to resist side-to-side and front to back forces. Furthermore, cast ductile iron axle reduces wear and increases toughness.
Yale had made many ergonomic features and safety features part of their standard packages. These types of equipment would handle tough environments, while keeping the operator safe and comfortable for the length of their shift.